Pictures filed under Safety

Vestas turbine blades shredded in high winds

Payne_oh_wind_turbine_damage_4-24-2012_011_thumb Two blades shattered on a recently installed Vestas V100 1.8 MW under windy conditions. Blade debris was thrown more than 1000 feet from the turbine site in a working farm field. The turbine was part of the Timber Road II facility located in Ohio just beyond the Indiana state line. The project is owned by Portuguese-based EDP Renewables.
24 Apr 2012

Vestas blade shreds in the wind

Img_2685_001_thumb Two blades shattered on a recently installed Vestas V100 1.8 MW under windy conditions. Blade debris was thrown more than 1000 feet from the turbine site in a working farm field. The turbine was part of the Timber Road II facility located in Ohio just beyond the Indiana state line. The project is owned by Portuguese-based EDP Renewables.
24 Apr 2012

Searsburg turbine blades with ice

Searsburgwithice_thumb The Searsburg wind turbines were first erected in 1996. The blades of the turbines at Searsburg are made out of fiberglass. Each 60-foot long blade weighs about 4,250 pounds. To help with ice removal, the blades are black and have a Teflon-like coating. The white on the blades in the photograph shows ice build-up on the blades.
25 Jan 2011

Nantucket High School turbine location

Nantuckeths_turbine_thumb This image shows the location of Nantucket High School's newly sited 100-kilowatt wind turbine. The turbine stands about 160-feet tall including the blade. The radius of the circle is approximately 50 feet. There does not appear to be any safety or fall zone around the turbine to protect students from collapse or blade/ice throw.
1 Oct 2010

Aerial spray plane damaged after clipping unmarked met tower

048_thumb On June 28, 2010, an aerial spray plane owned by Jonair Ltd in Canada clipped the top of a meteorological tower used to measure wind speeds and direction for a possible wind energy facility. The plane was preparing to spray a near-by field. The tower had no markings, paint or lights on it, making it difficult to see. According to Jonair president, John Brodie, notice is not required when met towers are erected so his pilots do not know to look for them.
28 Jun 2010

Aerial spray plane wing collides with unmarked met tower

053_thumb On June 28, 2010, an aerial spray plane owned by Jonair Ltd in Canada clipped the top of a meteorological tower used to measure wind speeds and direction for a possible wind energy facility. The plane was preparing to spray a near-by field. The tower had no markings, paint or lights on it, making it difficult to see. According to Jonair president, John Brodie, notice is not required when met towers are erected so his pilots do not know to look for them.
28 Jun 2010

Turbine blade shredded in Illinois (3)

Shabbona_wind_farm_5_thumb A blade at the Shabbona wind energy facility appears to have exploded into hundreds of pieces in this photo. NextEra, who owns the turbine, called the incident unusual. NextEra erected and operates the 145 industrial turbines spread between DeKalb and Lee Counties in Illinois. Sources in DeKalb County have informed Windaction.org that the incident occurred during a powerful lightning storm.
9 May 2010

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